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Anybody have success having this grow low at 2.6wpg.

In other words, is this enough light for this plant to keep it down instead of having it want to climb straight up towards the source?

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I have 3.8 on my 10g...but I am using spiral compacts with a DIY reclector...not nearly as efficient as normal linear PC's. The pearlweed grows flat...easily.


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Thanks.

On my 29g I've got 2.6W

55W power compact and a 20W powerglo strip

1 DIY CO2,

1 Hagen

pH 6.7-6.8

KH 3

Could that keep it growing flat?

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not sure because the 29g are 18" tall where my 10g is only ~12" tall. you could try below the 55watt region.

I have seen it grow relatively flat in a 2.6wpg tank, but it was more shallow.


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At 2.8WPG (6,700K CF) in a ten, my Pearl Grass carpets. Even in the areas to the far left and right of the tank where my 13" bulb does not fully illuminate, the Pearl Grass still stays on the substrate.
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i have success with it at 2 watts per gallon

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